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Public Market opens Friday


After months of delays due to extensive renovations and storm damage, Turkey Creek Public Market has announced it will open Friday, Aug. 12.

A ribbon-cutting is planned for 9 a.m. Friday, with the Market opening to the public at 10 a.m.

Normal hours for the market will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Public Market will open with hundreds of vendors inside, developer Charles Atchley said.

“A lot of the vendors might not be open for the next couple of weeks, but we’ll have several hundred open and doing business,” he added.

The Market has more than 600 interior booth spaces that will will accomodate food vendors; craftmakers; clothing, furniture and even livestock sales, plus event and gathering space.


The Market also features an outdoor farmer’s market plaza, with 60 truck stalls and 50 arts and crafts booths.

The opening weekend also will feature presentations for the public:

• “Kaboom! Kabobs!” — cooking demonstration by The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute, featuring homegrown grilled vegetables, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13

• “Fun Food Facts for Families” — demonstration by nutritionist Andrea Wolfer, highlighting how to add “pizzazz” to food with fresh herbs, 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13

• “Yummy Yoga” — demonstration by nutritionist Andrea Wolfer, featuring family-friendly yoga presentation of Sun Salutation, balance poses and interactive yoga games, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14

• “Compost Happens!” — demonstration with educator Bob Grimac, featuring how to make your own compost pile and how to turn yard, kitchen and household waste into compost, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14

A grand-opening event for the Public Market is planned for Saturday, Sept. 24, Atchley said.

Visit www.turkeycreekpublicmarket.com/

 

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